American Speakout Pre-intermediate Teacher Book Unit 3

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TEACHER’S NOTES

FREE IN NYC Introduction

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OVERVIEW

Ss review and practice the present continuous and be going to for future plans and arrangements. They learn vocabulary to talk about going out and how to write an invitation email. SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS Resource Bank pp. 155–156 Language Bank pp. 132–133 Photo Bank p. 153 (Ss may need dictionaries.) Warm Up: photos of the famous New York sights listed; photocopies of words for the activity (See notes below.) Warm Up Introduce some famous sights in New York. Write the names of the places below on the board or give Ss photocopies of the names if you have them. Leave blanks in the words, e.g., St_ _ _ _ o_ L_ _ _ _ _y (Statue of Liberty). In pairs or groups, Ss complete the names of the places. Elicit/Check the names and discuss what Ss know about them. If you’ve brought in photos of the places, Ss can match them with the names. Places: Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park, Times Square, Broadway, Rockefeller Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ellis Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Fifth Avenue VOCABULARY time out 1 A Give Ss time to look at the word webs. Check/Teach and drill unknown words. Ss write their answers alone and then check in pairs. Check answers and then get Ss to copy the word webs into their notebooks. Advise them to use a separate section in their notebooks for recording new vocabulary. B Tell Ss to use at least one example from each word web in their questions. Monitor while Ss do the exercise and give feedback on problems you noticed.  PHOTO BANK  p. 153 1  Ss can use their dictionaries to check any words they don’t know. Answers:  1 E  2 O  3 L  4 B  5 D  6 C  7 N  8 F  9 M  10 G  11 H  12 A  13 K  14 J  15 I 2 Stronger classes may know how to use the present perfect with ever / never . However, to help weaker classes , write these prompts on the board for Ss to use in their answers: I’ve never collected / been to / seen / played / surfed / walked / cycled … I’d like to … Elicit some sentences using the prompts before Ss work in pairs. Answers: 1 go to  2 see  3 get  4 go  5 have

3.1 free in nyc VOCABULARY | time out listening | listen to a radio program about going out in New York GRAMMAR | present continuous/ be going to for future

PRONUNCIATION | fast speech: going to speaking | talk about your future plans writing | write an email invitation

3.2 relax! VOCABULARY | places to visit PRONUNCIATION | stress in compound nouns reading | read about how people spend their free time around the world grammar | questions without auxiliaries speaking | discuss how you spend your free time 3.3 can I take a message? VOCABULARY | collocations listening | understand some problem phone calls FUNCTION | making a phone call LEARN TO | manage phone problems PRONUNCIATION | linking: can speaking | make and receive phone calls 3.4 rio de janeiro   DVD DVD | watch an extract from a travel program about visiting Rio de Janeiro American Speak out | a day in your city write back | an invitation

3.5 LOOKBACK Communicative review activities

 INTERVIEWS What do you like doing in your free time?

This video consolidates and extends Ss’ vocabulary of free time activities and exemplifies real usage of the present continuous for future. Use the video at the end of Lessons 3.1 or 3.2 or at the start or end of the unit.

If you say you’re going to the theater in American English, you probably mean you’re going to see a play. You might go to a movie theater to see a movie though.

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